Aboriginal Fables and Legendary Tales
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||197 x 128 x 9 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||1 Apr 1998|
|Subject Classification||Society & culture: general / Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge / Folklore, myths & legends|
Aboriginal Fables & Legendary Tales is a magical introduction to the world of Aboriginal folklore and the Dreamtime, for all those interested in Australia's colourful history.
Filled with mythical half-human, half-animal beings such as the Rainbow Snake and the woman who changed into a kangaroo, this extraordinary collection of legends and fables explains how the animals and birds appeared in Australia, and how the lakes, rivers and mountains were made.
A. W. Reed
Alexander Wyclif Reed, also known as Clif Reed and A. W. Reed, (7 March 1908 – 19 October 1979) was aprolific New Zealand publisher and author.
With his uncle Alfred he established the publishing firm A. H. & A. W. Reed. As an author he was known most commonly as A. W. Reed. Reed wrote many books on topics such as myths, language and place names of both Māoriand Australian Aboriginal cultures.